Asatoma Invocation

Asatoma Invocation

Chanting is a great way to connect to Self. I have been chanting the beautiful Asatoma Invocation in class this month. CLICK HERE for an audio file of some of my students (Thanks Ali and Kristin) and I chanting it call and response style.

Asatomaa sad gamaya
Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya
Mrityormaa amritaam gamayaOm shanti shanti shantihiLead me from the unreal to the real
Lead me from darkness to light
Lead me from death to immortality

Om peace, peace, peace

Sarveshaam Peace Invocation

I am teaching this beautiful chant in my classes this month, and some students asked me to post with audio and translation. Please enjoy the chant.

Text:

Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu

Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu

Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu!

Translation(s):

1. Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (shanti) be unto all;
fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (mangalam) be unto all.

May the whole world be blessed with eternal peace and goodwill (sukhinah).

2. May good befall all

May there be peace for all

May all find fulfillment

May all beings be blessed!

Audio:

sarvesham_peace_invocation

The Mantra Currently On My Heart

MAHAMRITYUNJAYA MANTRA

Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat

Translation(s):

1. We meditate on The Three eyed reality Which nourishes alI like a fragrance. May we be liberated from death for the sake of immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from the bondage of the stem.

2. (My favorite translation – more detailed) I meditate on, and surrender myself to, the Divine Being who embodies the power of will, the power of knowledge, and the power of action. I pray to the Divine Being who manifests in the form of fragrance in the flower of life and is the eternal nourisher of the plant of life. Like a skilful gardener, may the Lord the Life disentangle me from the binding forces of my physical, psychological, and spiritual foes. May the Lord of Immortality residing within me free me from death, decay and sickness and unite me with immortality.